Oscar qualified, multiple award winning and critically acclaimed COLD OF KALANDAR masterfully conjures a unique pastoral atmosphere lovingly nesting the story of Mehmet and his family inside it. Mehmet lives in a mountain village near the Black Sea, far from modern life. He earns a living by breeding his few animals. He also passionately looks for mineral reserves on the mountains, even though his family finds this this pursuit useless. His efforts in vain, his hope is renewed by a competition. Mehmet enters the family’s only bull in a prize fight in a nearby town. His hopes are dashed and the event is a total loss. As he confronts yet another desperate situation, now ready to surrender, fate unexpectedly rewards him.
This is a masterful and emotionally compelling portrait of struggle, hardship and beauty. The story treats the interconnection of nature, animals and human beings, lifting the everyday, simple events into the realm of the sublime and the universal.
COLD OF KALANDAR was made from the heart and it speaks directly into our souls while teaching us that hope is eternal even in our darkest hour.